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River Thames Boats Spares - Sales - Repair - Hire

TEL/FAX: 01932 564699

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Dayboats - Daily or Hourly Hire

Self drive day-boats. Fun for all the family

Just messing about on the river...........

"There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." That's what Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame's beloved 1908 classic, The Wind in the Willows. "In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it."...Ratty continued.

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Click here for Sights to see on your day out

See here for our GIFT VOUCHER Wonderful Birthday, Wedding or Christmas present.

To see quick answers to our most frequently asked questions see our F.A.Q Page

To find us by road National MAP - How to find us

We recommend downloading and reading the following free safety publication (downloads PDF file) from British Waterways.
Boaters Handbook Hard copies are available at the Boatyard.
The locks and bridges are canal types and do not strictly apply to the Thames.
All Thames locks are manned by lock-keepers, although the locking principles are the same.

A wonderful day out on the Royal River Thames. - See bottom of page for links to PRICES and BOOKING FORMS.

A day out on the river is a relaxing experience, a different way of life - you travel at your own pace, free from the everyday troubles of traffic jams, parking and busy roads. The beauty of the surrounding scenery is something all in your party can see and enjoy.

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MOLLY MAY

MOLLY MAY MOLLY MAY

As she was in 2009. - - - Now in service.

A larger version of the most popular day boat on the river (See the original Muggins below).
30 ft x 8ft 6 ins. with wheel steering from the aft deck giving excellent visibility and handling, now covered with light translucent sun/rain cover.


MOLLY ROOFCarries a maximum of 12 persons. 6 ft. headroom throughout, electic kettle supplied for coffee and tea, Sink, (bring your own cups and makings).
Separate toilet compartment.
The transparent side screens can quickly be rolled up in fine weather or secured down to provide weather protection for all year round cruising.
Heating by large radiator utilising waste heat from the engine.
MOLLY MAY interior
MOLLY MAY interior 2
The internal chairs and table can be re-arranged or removed as required.
Choice of open plan or Table and seating for 12. Large open rear deck.
Ideal for family outings, office parties, dinner parties, corporate entertainment, birthday parties or just a few friends together for a fun day out.
Sound system for cassettes and CD,s.



MUGGINS

Muggins 12 seater

Our very popular 26 ft narrow boat with forward steering, seating a maximum of 12 persons.
6 ft. headroom throughout, heating by large radiator utilising waste heat from the engine, small sink, electic kettle supplied for coffee and tea, Sink, (bring your own cups and makings).
Removable tables. Separate toilet compartment.
The transparent side screens can quickly be rolled up in fine weather or secured down to provide weather protection for all year round cruising.
This is a fun boat, ideal for family outings, office parties, children's birthday parties or just a few friends together for a fun day out.



SPARKY and FLASH

Electric Launch Electric Launch2

Our 2 elegant 21 ft 6 ins fibreglass electric launches will seat 8 adults in comfort, with cushioned seats and a small removal picnic table.
They run almost silently and are simple to operate.
Perfect for a quiet and relaxing day out. The transparent sidescreens can keep off the weather or can be rolled up to enjoy the sunshine.




KOOL KAT

kool kat 10 seater kool kat 10 seater

Pontoon style day trip or fishing boat. Very stable.
One level deck, suitable for less able bodied passengers.
Perfect fishing platform. Partly covered canopy for the rainy days or as a sunshade.






PERKY PIKE

perky pike 4 seater open boat

Our budget priced 16 ft open boat, ideal for sunny days and fishing trips.
Economically priced it is suitable for 2 - 4 people to enjoy a day out. Suitable for fishing and available off season at reduced rates.

Powered by a reliable, quiet electric start outboard motor with wheel steering.





SEA CATCH

SEA CATCH 8 seater open boat

16 ft open boat, ideal for sunny days and fishing trips.
Economically priced it is suitable for 2 people to enjoy a day out or 8 people can be seated easily with shelter for 3 adults under the front cuddy.

A reliable, quiet electric start outboard motor with wheel steering ensures an effortless and pleasant day out.
Out of season Sea Catch is often hired by anglers for weir fishing at reduced rates.




Your day is from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm.

Bookings

Half days or occasional hours are usually available outside of the busy periods.

Boats for the whole day can be booked in advance at any time, a four hour hire is bookable in advance subject to availability but usually only available mid week or at weekends out of the peak season.

Advance bookings may be taken with a credit or debit card.

The River Thames

is famous for its many riverside pubs and restaurants. Most have their own moorings where you can tie up and experience the culinary delights or sample the vast range of ales or soft drinks.
You may also find a quiet spot and enjoy your own picnic on the river bank.

Travelling upstream,

a day's cruising from Chertsey will take you past the ancient village of Laleham and the area of the famous Laleham Abbey.
The busy town of Staines can provide a welcome lunchtime stop or afford a quick shopping trip.
Through Bell Weir Lock and on towards Datchet and Windsor takes you through the Queens back garden, The Royal Windsor Great Park, with breathtaking views of Windsor Castle.

Travelling downstream

will take you through Shepperton Lock, you may meander around the old river Shepperton Lock passing Shepperton Village or take the short cut through the Desborough Channel.

Walton is the next town with some delightful pubs and then on to the Sunbury Weir with the adjacent Weir pub.
Further down the river widens as it passes through Hampton to Hampton Court where you have excellent views of the Palace and several delightful pubs and restaurants.
Kingston is passed on the right as you proceed to the limit of hire boat navigation, Teddington, which requires an early start and no stops to be able to return by 6 pm.

The choice is yours.
Our boats are all very easy to handle, ample instruction will be given with regard to boat handling, the boats controls and navigation.


A security (damage) deposit is payable in advance or on arrival by cash or debit card.
This is refunded after the boat is returned without being involved in an accident or loss or damage of equipment.

Cancellations:

Once a boat has been booked and confirmed the booking is final.
Refunds can only be given if we are able to re-let the boat.
We accept most major credit and debit cards. (Credit cards are subject to a 2% surcharge)


Sights to see on your day out click here

The following links will take you to our new site for current information.

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES click here

CURRENT PRICES click here



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